ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005
ISCA Archive Interspeech 2005

A speech centric mobile multimodal service useful for dyslectics and aphasics

Knut Kvale, Narada Warakagoda

Multimodality has the potential of benefiting non-disabled as well as disabled people. We have developed a speech-centric composite multimodal interface to a map-based information service on a mobile terminal. This interface to the service has proven useful for a severe dyslectic and an aphasic. These persons did not manage to use the ordinary public information service, neither on the web (text only) nor by calling a manual operator phone (speech only). But they fairly easily employed our multimodal interface by pointing at the map on the touch screen while uttering short commands or phrases. Although this is a limited qualitative evaluation it indicates that multimodal interfaces to information services is a step in the right direction for achieving the goal of inclusive design or design for all (DfA).


doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-108

Cite as: Kvale, K., Warakagoda, N. (2005) A speech centric mobile multimodal service useful for dyslectics and aphasics. Proc. Interspeech 2005, 461-464, doi: 10.21437/Interspeech.2005-108

@inproceedings{kvale05_interspeech,
  author={Knut Kvale and Narada Warakagoda},
  title={{A speech centric mobile multimodal service useful for dyslectics and aphasics}},
  year=2005,
  booktitle={Proc. Interspeech 2005},
  pages={461--464},
  doi={10.21437/Interspeech.2005-108}
}